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WEST MARINE
Runabout Life Jacket 3-Pack

$59.99

Model # 14897318 | Mfg # 10340650000414
In stock online.

Money-saving three-pack of our popular recreational life jackets

This convenient pack includes three adult universal Runabout vests in a durable nylon storage case for easy transport and storage. These affordable, high-quality general boating life jackets are a great choice for boating, fishing or relaxing on the water. The nylon shell is rugged and quick drying. The Crosstech Flotation Foam is not bulky and conforms to your body's shape so it won't hinder your movements. Three adjustable belts offer a secure, personalized fit. Non-restrictive deep neckline.

  • USCG Type: III
  • Intended Use: Recreational boating
  • Flotation Material: Crosstech Flotation Foam
  • Shell Fabric: 200 denier nylon
  • Straps: 1" webbing
  • Closure: Three Delrin buckles
  • Warranty: Four years

Runabout Life Jacket 3-Pack

Best Use Fishing
Day Sailing
Closure Type Buckles
Color Blue
Yellow
Features Adjustable Belt
Material Nylon
Size Adult
Type Inherently Buoyant Foam
USCG Type Type III: Flotation Aids
Warranty Details Four Years
With Harness Without Harness

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West Marine Runabout Life Jacket 3-Pack
 
3.9

(based on 57 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (25)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Adjustable (40)
  • Lightweight (39)
  • Comfortable (35)
  • Good ventilation (21)
  • Waterproof (18)

Cons

  • Hard to adjust (6)
  • Not durable (4)
  • Restricts movement (4)
  • Rides up in water (4)

Best Uses

  • Boating / sailing (43)
  • Personal watercraft (15)
  • Kayak / canoe / rafting (11)
  • Waterskiing (9)
  • Paddling (8)
    • Chest Size:
    • Feels too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      66% 

      (31 reviews)

      Feels too big

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Intermediate (24), Advanced (23)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (45)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Outfit your Crew in uniform PFDs that they'll actually wear!

As a US Sailing Certified Instructor, you bet I'm going to have my crew in PFDs, and matching makes it fun. I wish the back floation pad had dual strap retaining loops for...Read complete review

As a US Sailing Certified Instructor, you bet I'm going to have my crew in PFDs, and matching makes it fun. I wish the back floation pad had dual strap retaining loops for with only one along the spine as the lower strap will tend to cinch lower and off the pad, making for discomfort and potentially rotation of the floation material Solid side panels may alleviate such coasting of rear panel. Also no simple place to affix a whistle onto the jacket, except for tying it onto the sternum strap. Price when on sale encourages every skipper to be compliant in style. Be sure to order a few of the XL/XXL matching jackets, as inclued jackets are all okay up to ~ 48/52" chests, and with winter gear on, may be too snug. . . (and there are matching children sizes too!)

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Too Small Life Vests

These life vests are advertised and specified for adults but are way too small for even an average size male. The specs say up to a 52 inch chest, but I have a 42...Read complete review

These life vests are advertised and specified for adults but are way too small for even an average size male. The specs say up to a 52 inch chest, but I have a 42 inch chest and feel like I just put on a child's vest. These should be advertised as children's vests and sold as such. The pricing was attractive and the quality was reflective of the pricing, but the small sizing made them unusable, so I returned them to the store. I'd purchased two sets for spares in my boats, but I'll look elsewhere for that now.

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1.0

Too Small; sized for someone under 5'5'' and 130lbs

By Reggie

from Lanoka Harbor, NJ

About Me Intermediate

Verified Reviewer

Comments about West Marine Runabout Life Jacket 3-Pack:

These life jackets should not be sold. I am 150lbs and 5'7" tall and they are tight on me. WestMarine should stop selling this item or target teens or persons under 130lbs and 5'5".

  • Chest Size:
  • Feels too small
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

Nice item at a good price.

By Robert

from Myrtle Beach, SC

About Me Advanced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Adjustable
  • Comfortable
  • Durable
  • Good Ventilation
  • Lightweight
  • Waterproof

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Boating
    • Personal Watercraft
    • Wakeboarding
    • Waterskiing

    Comments about West Marine Runabout Life Jacket 3-Pack:

    Used boating.

    • Chest Size:
    • Feels true to size
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Great product, I would buy this again

    By Knoxy

    from Nj

    About Me Advanced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Adjustable
    • Comfortable
    • Durable
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Boating
      • Canoeing
      • Paddling
      • Personal Watercraft
      • Wakeboarding
      • Waterskiing

      Comments about West Marine Runabout Life Jacket 3-Pack:

      Great

      • Chest Size:
      • Feels true to size
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      West Marine Runabout Life Jacket 3-Pack

      By ScottyN

      from Algonac MI

      About Me Intermediate

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Adjustable
      • Comfortable
      • Good Ventilation
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Boating
        • Personal Watercraft
        • Waterskiing

        Comments about West Marine Runabout Life Jacket 3-Pack:

        Very affordable, handy having them in the included vented bag. True to maybe a little snug to size.

        • Chest Size:
        • Feels true to size
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        WARNING: Don't trust zipper around salt water!

        By Michael

        from Midcoast Maine

        About Me Advanced

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Not Durable

          Best Uses

            Comments about West Marine Runabout Life Jacket 3-Pack:

            I purchased these jackets two seasons ago for occasional, heavy-weather use aboard a sailboat in Maine. At the end of the second season, I went to open the bag to hand out life jackets, and the plastic zipper was frozen by what looked like salt-water corrosion. I wrestled with it a while, by hand and with pliers, and tried to melt the corrosion with penetrant, but nothing would free it. I finally cut open the bag to distribute the life jackets. In a real emergency without a knife, this could have been serious. The zipper clearly is too lightweight and vulnerable for this important use.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            4.0

            Awesome!

            By Boatin_in_WA

            from Tri-Cities, WA

            About Me Intermediate

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Adjustable
            • Comfortable
            • Lightweight
            • Stores Easily

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Boating
              • Canoeing
              • Paddling
              • Personal Watercraft

              Comments about West Marine Runabout Life Jacket 3-Pack:

              These life jackets were bought to store onboard my boat to meet coast guard requirements. They store easily under one of the bow seats in the supplied bag. I expected to have to take them out of the bag.

              I tried one on and while it wasn't a tailored fit, it was pretty comfortable. Great price for a nice set of jackets!

              • Chest Size:
              • Feels true to size
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Disappointed

              By Littlebookworm

              from New Rochelle NY

              About Me Intermediate

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Adjustable
              • Comfortable
              • Good Ventilation
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Boating

                Comments about West Marine Runabout Life Jacket 3-Pack:

                Though supposed to fit up to a 52" chest, these were much too small. Upper strap not adjustable. No larger size 3-pack available. Disappointed with WM.

                • Chest Size:
                • Feels too small
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                4.0

                Outfit your Crew in uniform PFDs that they'll actually wear!

                By Commodore Dave

                from Williamsburg, VA

                About Me Professional

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Adjustable
                • Comfortable
                • Good Ventilation
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Bottom strap tends to coast vs. keeping back put

                Best Uses

                • Boating
                • Canoeing

                Comments about West Marine Runabout Life Jacket 3-Pack:

                As a US Sailing Certified Instructor, you bet I'm going to have my crew in PFDs, and matching makes it fun. I wish the back floation pad had dual strap retaining loops for with only one along the spine as the lower strap will tend to cinch lower and off the pad, making for discomfort and potentially rotation of the floation material Solid side panels may alleviate such coasting of rear panel. Also no simple place to affix a whistle onto the jacket, except for tying it onto the sternum strap. Price when on sale encourages every skipper to be compliant in style. Be sure to order a few of the XL/XXL matching jackets, as inclued jackets are all okay up to ~ 48/52" chests, and with winter gear on, may be too snug. . . (and there are matching children sizes too!)

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Live the packaging!

                By Jastme

                from Saginaw Bay

                Verified Buyer

                Comments about West Marine Runabout Life Jacket 3-Pack:

                Haven't had to use them yet but the package fits perfectly on my boat.

                 
                4.0

                These were for our guest, the adjustable size made them very

                By Don't use one......

                from Santa Rosa,Ca

                About Me Intermediate

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Adjustable
                • Comfortable
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Boating

                  Comments about West Marine Runabout Life Jacket 3-Pack:

                  Our guest like them, would buy them again.

                  • Chest Size:
                  • Feels true to size
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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